Though aged in just 20% new French oak, the wood seems to take over much of the show in this young wine. Notes of char, caramel, and sawdust accompany tobacco and dark berry aromas and flavors. The fruit flavors are light and citrusy with a spice filled finish and a gritty feel to the tannins.
In addition to his work at Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan is the founder of Washington Wine Report, a site dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest that has twice been named ‘Best Single Subject Wine Blog’ by the Wine Blog Awards. Sullivan has authored over 100 print articles on Northwest wine. He resides in Seattle, Washington.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.